(1) Could you please identify what you think are the core defining features and institutions of society that need to be changed i.e. economic, political, cultural, gender/sexual, ecological, etc.?
The core defining features and institutions that spring to mind that need to be changed are - corporations, markets, class division.
(2) What are your goals for this change, do you seek to reform them, if so with what changes, broadly? Do you seek to fundamentally replace these institutions with some others? If so what do the replacement structures look like, what are their defining features, of course in brief?
I seek to fundamentally replace corporations with self managed worker & consumer councils, markets with participatory planning and workplace class division with balanced job complexes.
(3) Who do you think the strategic actors are in achieving these goals i.e. political parties, workers, women, queers, immigrants, particular countries or regions, etc?
Primarily these goals would be achieved through trade unions but within broader social justice coalitions geared towards participatory vision and strategy which complimented and co-suported these changes.
(4) What tactics do you see being centrally used in achieving these changes i.e. voting, direct action, media action, strikes, demonstrations, etc.?
All of the above tactics can be employed to achieve progressive social transformation. However given the realities of power I do find it hard to imagine a smooth and easy transition. Ultimately I believe that strikes and other forms of industrial direct action will be necessary - unfortunately!.
(5) How do other perspectives, which have different ideas about societal change, fit into your strategy and vision?
Some division within the left occurs unnecessarily - say between reformists and revolutionaries. However we should not kid ourselves into thinking that all "leftwing" organisations can work together happily and effectively. The point is that some left vision and strategy is simply incompatable - say between authoritarians and libertarians. But even here opportunities to work together may arise on specific projects and under the right kind of conditions.